From glamping to caravanning: Travel forum opened in Moscow

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The main trends of domestic Russian tourism were presented at the Travel! at VDNH. Visitors can learn about new formats of recreation and explore popular tourist routes this summer.

Recent geopolitical events have made it much more difficult for Russians to travel abroad, but have given a powerful impetus to the development of domestic tourism. Russia is rich in wonderful places for unforgettable trips, and lovers of outdoor activities have many options for quality recreation.

Forum “Travel!” held for the second time. The central theme of the forum this year is autotourism. Over four days, more than 100 business and entertainment events will be held here: from panel discussions, lectures and public talks, to gastronomic master classes and presentations.

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“Our forum has aroused wide interest among the governors, deputy governors, directors of tourism departments have been sent here to get acquainted with the solutions that are in our country. The state is now setting itself the task of developing a roadside service system,” said the Deputy Director of the Roscongress Foundation and the head of the Travel! Russian Tourism Forum. Vladimir Zatynaiko.

The forum organizers are the Roscongress Foundation, the Federal Agency for Tourism and VDNKh. The key event of the business program was the plenary session dedicated to the development of domestic tourism. In Russia, more than 200,000 small and medium-sized enterprises work in this complex service industry, taking care every day to impress the tourist, so that the guests are satisfied and want to return.

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“Citizens of the country have a huge demand for a new quality of recreation. We see a new quality in the improvement, first of all, of accommodation facilities. We are well aware that of the 18,000 hotels that successfully operate in the country, some require modernization and timely renewal of the room stock. We need to create a new number of rooms, which is simply not enough,” said Elena Lysenkova, deputy head of Rostourism.

Travelers today call glamping, or the so-called glamorous camping, the latest fashion. This is when you come to the very bosom of nature, and you will find service at the level of a four-five-star hotel.

“A large double bed with a very comfortable mattress, electricity, you can charge phones and laptops. There is water, all the necessary furniture, and, most importantly, service. We are transferring a full-fledged service to natural areas, ”said the founder of the Under the Sky glamping network Sergey Petrov.

This new industry of the tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace, doubling in number every year. According to the Russian Glamping Association, about 350 objects are registered throughout the country today.

The development of tourism within the country should become a driver of economic growth in the distinctive Russian regions, which will allow them to make good profits. The Deputy of the State Duma spoke in more detail about the development of automobile tourism Nikolai Valuev.

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“I am leading a working group to develop a new law on tourism, and car and motorcycle tourism is one of the new concepts that should be included there. The direction is especially popular in Russia, but for long-distance travel it is necessary to develop roadside infrastructure: gas stations, hotels, campsites, motels, catering points,” said Nikolai Valuev, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure Development.

Caravanning is a separate type of automotor tourism that is gaining popularity in Russia. This is a trip with accommodation in campers or caravans – motor homes and caravans. This is complete freedom. You can travel from the Crimea to Vladivostok. You spontaneously choose a route and stay overnight wherever your heart desires.

“Very little is known about autotourism, and we did not expect that dozens and hundreds of suggestions were received on the site of the National Association of Automoto-Tourism on where to go to do it safely. For many, this is an extreme type of tourism, and now, at this forum, we are just solving the questions: how to communicate with the authorities, in order to get people out of the Internet, out of their homes, so that not only locations of 100-200 kilometers are used, but also those routes in order to explore Russia,” shared a resident of the National Association of Automotive Tourism and Caravanning Sergei Lobarev.

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To the guests of the forum “Travel!” presented popular routes and opportunities of 19 Russian regions. Here you can find out the details of gastronomic, ecological, skiing, medical, educational and other tourist destinations.

A separate exposition is devoted to the tourism opportunities of the “Caucasus”, the off-season resorts of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Chechnya and the Stavropol Territory are presented. The main partner of the forum is Uzbekistan, the flow of tourists from Russia to the sunny republic has grown two and a half times this year.

Visit the forum “Travel!” at VDNH until August 7th. Admission is free with prior registration.

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